Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Units
Central air conditioning is the standard system for cooling your home, but sometimes it isn’t possible to install the duct work. In cases like this your option is to use a ductless mini-split Air conditioning unit to keep your home cool.
Reasons To Use Ductless AC
Older homes were not designed to accommodate central air systems and their crawl space won’t allow room for the placement of air ducts. In some older houses, the electrical system would need a power upgrade to utilize an air cooling system. The cost for such an undertaking might not be feasible for some incomes, so a mini-split AC unit is a practical option. A ductless mini-split unit may also be the perfect choice for a rental property. Mini-split systems will give tenants cool air for the summer time without and energy bill eating away from your profit margin.
How Does A Mini-Split AC Unit Work?
The ductless mini-split system does not use a duct system to function like central air conditioning does. Controlled by a thermostat, the cool air comes from the interior unit. There are only two small connections going to the exterior unit, the first one to control the electrical supply and the second connection to remove water from the interior unit. A single unit is capable of cooling a home, however in order to provide the level of individual room cooling that most people are accustomed to, multiple units can be used.
Benefits Of Installing Mini-Split Units
There is a substantial difference in the cost of installing a ductless mini-split versus a central air conditioning system, but that is only one of the benefits:
The EPA has estimated that central air conditioning ducts are responsible for up to 30 percent of a system’s energy loss, which means you would be saving on energy costs with a mini-split unit.
Zone Cooling Control
Installing a one or more ductless mini-split AC units allows you to even out the distribution of cool air, or supplement the areas your existing air cooling system doesn’t reach.
Ready To Assist You
When you are ready to stop relying on floor fans and window units to subtly cool things down during the warmer months, Orange Coast Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning can show you how a ductless mini-split AC unit can be a cost effective way to cool down your home. During our appointment, we can discuss with you how many cooling zones would be the most appropriate for your family. By installing multiple cooling units, we can eliminate having hot and cold spots to make sure everyone in your home is comfortable.